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Combray is the setting for the first volume of Marcel Proust’s novel À la recherche du temps perdu (“In Search of Lost Time,” 2004). Proust (1871–1922), the baptized Christian son of a Catholic father and a Jewish mother, endowed Combray and his novel with both Jewish …

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Isenschmid, Andreas, “Combray”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 June 2018 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401

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